Health

Mixing Instructions and Feeding Guide

Mixing

Mix at 45°C and feed at 38°C

Concentration

Mix 125 G of milk replacer with 875 Ml of water to make one litre of finished product.

Feeding

Allow access to water, barley straw and calf dry feed after day 7, slowly increase ad lib feeding, allow the trough to be emptied by the calves.

Twice a day feeding

Mix at 125 G per 875 Ml of water, feed 2 litres in the morning and 2 litres in the afternoon. Offer calf dry feed, barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Day

Total Grams per calf per day of milk replacer

Birth to 3 days

Dams Colostrum and milk

4 to 7 days

500g milk powder, introduce dry feed

8 to 35 days

500g milk powder, ad lib dry feed

36 to 42 days 1x feed per day

250g of milk powder, ad lib dry feed to weaning


Once a day feeding

Only feed once a day after 2 weeks of age.

Mix at 250g of milk replacer with 1 litre of water, to make 1.25 litres of finished product, feed 2.5 litres once a day. Offer calf dry feed and barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Day

Total Grams per calf per day of milk replacer

Birth to 3 days

Dams Colostrum and milk

4 to 14 days 2 x day feeding

500g milk powder introduce dry feed

14 to 35 days

500g milk powder ad lib dry feed

36 to 42 days

250g milk powder in 1.25 L to weaning


Ad Lib Machine Feeding

Mix at 125 G per 875 Ml of water, offer dry feed, barley straw and fresh water after day 7.

Birth to 5 Days

Dams Milk

5 to 35 Days

Allow access to the feeding teats 24 hours a day , feed at 38°C

35 to 42 Days

Restrict access to feeding teats to 12 hours a day reduce the temperature to 20°C


Computerised feeding

Mix at 125 G per 875 Ml of water, offer calf dry feed, barley straw and fresh water after day 7.
Refer to your calf company representative for feed plans. The following is to be used as a guide only.


  Quality Plan Limitation Plan

Plan Period

Days

Quantity

Days

Quantity

P1

14

3 - 6 Litres

21

1 – 1.5 Litres

P2

34

6 Litres

21

1 – 1.5 Litres

P3

14

3 – 6 Litres

21

1 -1.5 Litres


Feeding tips

1. Ensure calves have adequate supply of colostrum this especially important for the first 6 hours continue feeding dams colostrum for the first 24 hours. Supplement with Patavie if dams colostrum is insufficient in quality of quantity.

2. Wean calves off milk when they are eating over 1 Kg of dry feed per day.

3. Mix milk at a consistent temperature every day (mix at 42°C feed at 38°C )

4. Mix milk properly before feeding. Use detergent and hot water to clean equipment.

5. The height of teats, troughs and buckets is vital please ask your calf company representative for further information.